Currently residing outside of Boston, the creator of the Sound Field Furrows conducts experiments in sound perception. The works on this disc were all created by organizing sounds recorded in the streets, at the ocean, in churches and across the globe. In these pieces, repitition and silence are the keys to focusing attention.
Reviewer:jm / i.standard -
August 12, 2004 Subject:
DU CINEMA POUR L'OREILLE
You may have done this experience by yourself: walking in your hometown and recording the sounds all around, or recording all the noises you can make while simply doing nothing at your place.
Once you listen to these recordings, you may notice two things. There's alot more happening that what you remember: while walking your ears were focusing on what you could see. Your eyes have conditionned your ears and what you hear, is something you wouldn't have suspected. Then there are the silences between the events. You remember what happened, and you're waiting anxiously what is coming next. The most thrilling sound being, actually, the lack of sound.
Erick Gallun gets as close to sound as one can get: obsessively repeated words, noises or silences, and, between those events, a tension that's almost as tangible as in Martin Arnold's video works.
Trust me, you never thought 37 minutes could last that long. This is a movie for your ears, and it's one of the best you ever seen or heard.